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5:10 PM ET, August 31, 2013


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Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Some see Syria as edge for Obama in fiscal showdown  —  U.S. military action in Syria could give the White House an advantage in the looming fiscal showdown with congressional Republicans, according to defense and budget experts.  —  They said the Syria crisis could boost calls by President Obama …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Will Seek Syria Vote in Congress  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama stunned the world and paused his march to war on Saturday by asking Congress to give him authorization before he launches a limited military strike against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.
New York Times:
Experts Fear That U.S. Plan to Strike Syria Overlooks Risks  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — President Obama says he is considering a “limited, narrow” military strike against Syria — an aim that many Middle East experts fear overlooks the potential to worsen the violence in Syria and intensify a fight …
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Obama says U.S. will take military action against Syria, pending Congress's approval  —  President Obama said Saturday that the United States has decided to use military force against Syria, calling last week's alleged chemical weapons attack there “an attack on human dignity,” …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
President Obama's Big Syria Power Giveaway  —  But now Congress is the “dog that caught the car,” Axelrod gloats.  —  President Obama speaks at the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday.  —  Mike Theiler / Reuters  —  President Barack Obama's abrupt decision to hand over the choice …
Discussion: WorldViews, NPR and ABC News
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama to seek congressional approval for Syrian strike (Video)
Discussion: Israel Matzav and American Power
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Rep. Peter King: Obama ‘abdicating responsibility as commander in chief’
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Michael Graham / Boston Herald:   U.S. needed Iraqi foothold that prez abandoned
Russia's Vladimir Putin challenges US on Syria claims  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has challenged the US to present to the UN evidence that Syria was responsible for chemical weapons attacks.  —  Mr Putin said it would be “utter nonsense” for Syria's government to provoke opponents …
Obama asks Congress to vote to authorize strike on Syria
Discussion: Global Public Square
Fox News:
President Obama turns to Congress to OK strike against Syria
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Vox Popoli
Jonathan Martin / The Caucus:
Mary Cheney Criticizes Her Sister on Same-Sex Marriage  —  Mary Cheney, the younger sister of Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Senate candidate, sharply criticized her sister's stance on same-sex marriage and urged her own Facebook friends to share the message.  —  Posting on Facebook on Friday evening …
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
IRS Scandal Didn't Happen To The Tea Party; It Was Invented By The Tea Party  —  JennyBeth Martin rallies the troops on May 16, 2013  —  Yesterday the Wall Street Journal published an amazingly dishonest profile of Jenny Beth Martin, head of the national Tea Party Patriots organization.
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
G.O.P. Senators Fail to Head Off Primary Challenges by Tea Party Rivals
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Hanna Rosin / Slate:
You know that “women make 77 cents to every man's dollar” line you've heard a hundred times?  It's not true.  —  How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”?  Barack Obama said it during his last campaign.
Kevin Collier / Salon:
The parody shirt the NSA doesn't want you to wear  —  The politically themed T-shirt company Liberty Maniacs is in hot water for its latest spoof design  —  Two days after the world learned the National Security Agency logs practically every American phone call, the agency had started cracking down on entrepreneurs who made fun of it.
Jessica McWilliams / CBS Philly:
Police: 2 Women Gang Raped By Juveniles In Wilmington Park  —  WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Neighbors near Kosciuszko Park in Wilmington expressed anger and outrage Friday, after learning the details of a brutal gang-rape that happened in the park Thursday.  —  Police say two women, ages 32 and 24 …
Sohrab Ahmari / Wall Street Journal:
Craig Zucker: What Happens When a Man Takes on the Feds  —  Buckyballs was the hottest office game on the market.  Then regulators banned it.  Now the government wants to ruin the CEO who fought back.  —  New York  —  'So this is what starting over looks like.  I have a seven-by-seven space with two little desks in it.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Betsy Karasik / Washington Post:
Sex between students and teachers should not be a crime  —  Betsy Karasik is a writer and former lawyer.  —  There is a painfully uncomfortable episode of “Louie” in which the comedian Louis C.K. muses that maybe child molesters wouldn't kill their victims if the penalty weren't so severe.
John Caniglia / Plain Dealer:
Conviction of Toledo man for stockpiling weapons began with the tracking of camisoles  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — The paperwork said the mailed package contained $40 worth of women's camisoles.  Someone in China sent it to a Toledo address.  —  Inside, there were no camisoles — just low-quality …
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
White Supremacist Felon Caught With 18 Guns, 45,000 Bullets And A List Of Black & Jewish Leaders
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Elizabeth O'Bagy / Wall Street Journal:
On the Front Lines of Syria's Civil War
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Graham: Response in Syria ‘going to make things worse’
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Washington Post:
U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show
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Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Hard Times for Gender Studies Major
Discussion: Vox Popoli
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Cornel West Attacks Al Sharpton: ‘Bonafide House Negro of the Obama Plantation’
Discussion: News One and The Raw Story
Ian Silver / KOKI-TV:
Owasso man shot by neighbor after chasing burglary suspects
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Associated Press:
Ginsburg to officiate at gay wedding
Discussion: CNN
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Charles Krauthammer: Obama humiliated
Discussion: Hot Air